Rural Community Adaptation Program Approved Projects

 
 
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ApplicantProject Name
Project Description
Grant Amount

Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society

(Cows and Fish)


Building Rural-Urban Linkages by Showcasing Sustainable Management and Food Production

To assist in a transitional outreach project to showcase a consumer focused sustainable food production/management model in the Counties of Flagstaff and Red Deer and the Municipal Districts of Pincher Creek and Willow Creek.

$73,230

Alberta Urban Municipalities Association

Business Vitality Initiatives

To complete a Business Vitality Initiative for the communities of Acme, Brooks, High Level, Olds, Rocky Mountain House and Strathmore.

$242,500

Battle River Producer Car Group

Battle River Producer Car

To complete a feasibility study related to an abandoned CN short-line between Kiron and Alliance, Alberta.

$45,000

Brazeau County

100K Kitchen Party Project

To assist a community driven food processing incubator project in the Drayton Valley area that promotes local farm-gate operations and food production.

$170,100

Canadian Badlands Ltd.

Building Tourism for Economic Renewal in Rural Southeast Alberta

To support the implementation of the Canadian Badlands tourism cluster development initiative in rural southeast Alberta.

$444,300

City of Wetaskiwin

Economic Development Master Strategy; Community Capacity Building

To assist in the implementation of community economic development strategies and capacity building initiatives.

$97,330

Clear Hills County

Clear Hills County Trades School Feasibility Study

To support a trades training feasibility study in the region.

$45,000

Community Futures Big Country

Health Training and Specialized Medical Services Model

To support a business plan for youth retention, in the medical services sector, in Drumheller.

$196,200

Community Futures Crowsnest Pass

Business Needs Assessment

To support a business needs assessment for the municipality of Crowsnest Pass including Bellevue, Hillcrest, Frank, Blairmore and Coleman areas.

$18,000

Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region

Adding Value to the Agri-Food Value Chain; Creating Opportunities

To support outreach and action-oriented activities to build capacity to enhance the agri-food cluster in the Peace Region.

$154,830

Community Futures Network of Alberta

Rural Economic Diversification Intern Program

To support rural interns to work on projects in Brooks, Crossfield, Two Hills, and Vegreville.

$387,200

Community Futures West Yellowhead

Hinton’s Community Calendar

To support the development of a needs assessment and business case for an online community calendar for the Town of Hinton.

$40,500

Community Futures West Yellowhead

Leadership West Yellowhead

To coordinate and deliver a leadership capacity building initiative for rural communities in the Counties of Woodlands and Yellowhead.

$199,675

County of Grande Prairie No. 1

Pipestone Creek Dinosaur Project

To support the assessment and development of the Pipestone Creek Dinosaur Museum project in Wembley.

$500,000

County of Lethbridge

Integrated Development Strategy

To coordinate and implement an integrated development strategy for the County of Lethbridge and Town of Coaldale.

$450,000

County of Newell No. 4

We Have What it Takes – Working Together in the Region

To assist in the implementation of inter-municipal economic development and capacity building activities to strengthen rural communities in the County.

$144,900

County of Northern Lights

Think Local Market

To support a local market initiative to enhance rural community growth and entrepreneurial development in the region.

$90,000

Crowsnest Pass Economic Development Board

Centre of Excellence for Field Studies

To coordinate, develop and market the feasibility and initial implementation of the Crowsnest Pass Field Studies initiative at Blairmore.

$87,500

E.I.D. Historical Park

BEE All That You Can BEE In Scandia

To implement an economic diversification tourism strategy that builds on the traditional culture and business in the Scandia region.

$223,500

East Country Economic Development Society

Securing Consort’s Sustainability

To support a tourism cluster development strategy to transition the community of Consort.

$45,000

Economic Development Alliance of Southeast Alberta

Rural Innovation Project for Southeast Alberta

To provide outreach services to enhance rural business & entrepreneurial innovation in the County of Forty Mile and Cypress County.

$195,300

Edmonton Regional Tourism Group

Skills Development and Training Project

To provide support to community-based rural tourism operators in achieving market readiness in the Counties of Lamont, Leduc, Parkland, Strathcona and Sturgeon.

$132,890

Flagstaff County

Flagstaff Intermunicipal Partnership Committee

To assist in the implementation of inter-municipal economic development and capacity building activities for the communities of Alliance, Forestburg, Galahad, Heisler, Lougheed, Strome, Daysland, Hardisty, Killam and Sedgewick.

$130,700

Fort McKay Business Incubator

Business Incubator

To assist a business incubator in the Fort McKay First Nations area that accelerates entrepreneurial development.

$500,000

Heritage Agricultural Society

Development and Implementation of Community Cluster Transition Plan

To assist in the completion of a business plan for an agricultural entrepreneurial cluster in the Stony Plain area.

$77,820

Highway 21 Community Initiatives Society

Building the Boomtown Trail

To support the implementation of the Boomtown Trail tourism cluster development initiative for 23 communities along highways 21 and 56.

$500,000

Hope Bridges Society for Creative & Continued Learning

Community Arts Centre (Phase I)

To complete a feasibility study on obtaining and administering a multi-use Performing Arts Centre in the region.

$21,100

Kapawe’no First Nation

Reorganizing to Create Jobs through Sustainable Business and Economic Development

To complete a study and business development framework that will outline feasible business opportunities for the Nation.

$130,000

Killam and District Business Development Association

Killam Green TEC Cluster Development Project

To support a business development strategy to enhance the region’s biotechnology cluster.

$398,725

Montana First Nation

Community Economic Development Plan

To develop and implement an Economic Development Plan for the Nation at Hobbema.

$90,000

Municipal District of Big Lakes

Tourism Strategic Plan and Economic Assessment

To assist the Municipal District of Big Lakes with a strategic tourism plan.

$51,000

Municipal District of Northern Lights No. 22

Implementation of an Economic Development Strategy

To assist in the development, coordination and initial implementation of an economic development strategy.

$75,000

Municipal District of Ranchland No. 66

Community Oriented Wolf Strategy (C.O.W.S)

To complete a science based and community driven pilot of frontline methods and strategies to sustainably manage wolf-cattle interactions in the Municipal District.

$235,000

Municipal District of Smoky River No. 130

Business Vitality Initiative

To complete a Business Vitality Initiative for the M.D. of Smoky River in the areas of Falher, McLennan, Donnelly and Girouxville.

$75,000

Municipal District of Willow Creek No. 26

Integrated Community Sustainability Documentary

To support the production of an education DVD to identify local economic opportunities for new M.D. residents, businesses, and developers.

$81,000

Northwest Corridor Development Corporation

Accessing the Northwest Corridor

To develop and implement a corridor plan that will identify economic opportunities for Alberta’s northwest rural region.

$52,500

O’Chiese First Nation

O’Chiese Business and Investment Center

To assist in the development of a business center that will accelerate the entrepreneurial capacity in the O’Chiese First Nation region.

$97,600

Olds Institute for Community & Regional Development

Town of Olds Eco-Industrial Feasibility Plan

To complete an Eco-Industrial Feasibility Plan for the Town of Olds.

$82,500

Olds Institute for Community & Regional Development

Town of Olds Public Market Concept Study

To complete a Public Market Concept Study for the Town of Olds.

$36,000

Oyen and District Multiplex Society

Badlands Baseball Academy

To provide seed funding for the coordination, development and initial implementation of the Badlands Baseball Academy in Oyen.

$500,000

Paintearth Economic Partnership Society

Industry Attraction Strategy

To develop and implement an Industry Attraction Strategy for the County of Paintearth and the communities within.

$102,000

Palliser Economic Partnership Ltd.

Ports to Plains Alberta Corridor Development and Marketing Project

To assist in the preliminary design, planning and marketing of the Ports to Plains initiative in rural Alberta’s eastern corridor.

$180,000

Palliser Regional Municipal Services Company Ltd.

Rail Discontinuance Recovery Project

To assist Alberta's east-central region to complete a business case outlining options to address rail discontinuance in the area.

$244,500

Palliser Regional Municipal Services Company Ltd

Oyen-Lyalta Rail Discontinuance Recovery Project Phase II

To support the due-diligence toward the completion of the Oyen-Lyalta Rail Discontinuance Recovery Project in east-central Alberta.

$235,000

Parkland Conservation Farm Association

Alberta Rural Sustainable Alternatives Network

To provide seed funding to build capacity and transition the organization into the Alberta Rural Sustainable Alternatives Network focusing on agricultural and rural issues.

$485,000

Peace Region Economic Development Alliance

Peace Region Rural Manufactures

To provide outreach and action-oriented funding to build capacity to enhance the rural manufacturing cluster in the Peace Region.

$260,000

Piikani Nation

Piikani Nation Energy & Resource Development Strategy

To complete the assessment and implementation of a wind resource development strategy for the Nation.

$48,700

SAMDA Economic Partnership Ltd.

Return to Rural - Tradition Meets Innovation

To provide assistance for business outreach and technology support services that assists youth entrepreneurship in the Special Areas and Municipal District of Acadia.

$400,000

SouthGrow Regional Initiative

Alternative Energy for Economic Development - Business Plan and Leadership

To develop and implement a collaborative community action plan for alternative energy in the rural south central and south western region of Alberta.

$76,500

Southwest Alberta Sustainable Community Initiative

Southwest Alberta Sustainable Community Initiative Centre

To support a transition project by assisting in community capacity building initiatives for the southwestern region of Alberta.

$246,095

Starland County

Starland Region Economic Development Plan

To support an economic development plan for Starland County.

$33,480

The Calgary Regional Partnership Inc.

Cluster Development for a Sustainable Calgary Region

To assist 18 rural towns and municipalities surrounding Calgary to develop business opportunities in the wood manufacturing and transportation logistics sectors.

$200,000

Threehillsdotcom Ltd.

24-7 Alberta Converged Web 2.0 Platform

To provide assistance for web business outreach and technology support services that supports community collaboration and entrepreneurship in the Three Hills region.

$492,350

Town of Bon Accord

Economic Development Plan and Implementation Program

To assist in the development and implementation of economic development strategies and capacity building initiatives for the Town of Bon Accord.

$180,000

Town of Drayton Valley

Drayton Valley Bio-Mile, Phase I

To assist in the preliminary design, community preparedness planning and marketing of the Drayton Valley Bio-Mile initiative.

$500,000

Town of Hardisty

A Strategy for a Sustainable Hardisty

To complete a business diversification strategy for the community.

$61,965

Town of High Level

High Level Economic Development Strategy

To develop and implement a Municipal Economic Development Strategy.

$404,100

Town of Peace River

Airport Business Plan

To assist the M.D. of Peace, the M.D. of Northern Lights, Northern Sunrise County, the Town of Peace River and the Town of Grimshaw to complete a Regional Airport Business Plan.

$135,000

Town of Peace River

Economic Development Strategy

To assist in the implementation of community economic development strategies and capacity building initiatives.

$236,250

Town of Three Hills

Geocaching in the Canadian Badlands

To provide assistance for a geocaching tourism initiative in the Canadian Badlands and Boomtown Trail region.

$270,760

Town of Turner Valley

Turner Valley Economic Development Plan

To develop and implement an economic development plan, outlining new directions for the Town.

$126,900

Town of Vermilion

HUB 1266

To assist with the development of a logistics, tourism, and marketing strategy for the Town of Vermilion.

$121,500

Town of Viking

Rural Sustainability Demonstration Town

To support community capacity building activities that relate to sustainability/ demonstration projects for the Town of Viking.

$436,000

Village of Foremost

Unmanned Air Systems Training and Development Centre

To support the planning and advancement of the Unmanned Air Systems Training and Development Centre in Foremost.

$250,000

Vulcan Business Development Society

Branding and Marketing Plan

To support a branding and marketing strategy for Vulcan County, the Town of Vulcan, and the Villages of Arrowwood, Milo, Lomond, Carmangay and Champion.

$144,000

Whitefish Lake Band #128

Capacity Building for Business Development and Human Resources

To support the development and implementation of a business and human resource plan for the Nation.

$250,000

Willmore Wilderness Preservation and Historical Foundation

Transitions to Traditions

To support a community transition project in the Willmore Park and Grande Cache area that will enhance traditional mountain culture, tourism and business opportunities.

$363,000

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This information published to the web on September 2, 2009.
Last Reviewed/Revised on March 1, 2013.